Meeting Global Challenges through Better Governance
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Meeting Global Challenges through Better Governance

International Co-operation in Science, Technology and Innovation

In recent years, the need to address social and environmental challenges has grown in urgency. Climate change, global health, food security and many other global challenges cross national borders and affect a wide range of actors. Yet, in most cases, single governments cannot provide effective solutions. Global challenges call for co-operation on a global scale to build capacity in science, technology and innovation (STI) at both national and international levels. How can international co-operation in STI be scaled up and its scope broadened? How do different modes of governance of international co-operation in STI function and which modes lead to effective and efficient collaboration?

Based on case studies, this book presents lessons and good practices on a range of governance mechanisms used for international co-operation in STI to address global challenges. The studies cover organisations that address global challenges including agriculture, food security, health, energy and climate change as well as organisations that bring together various types of actors. It takes a first step towards understanding the complexity of governance of international STI collaboration and provides the basis for future research.   

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Aurelia Figueroa

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The International Energy Agency fosters multilateral research collaboration on energyrelated issues in a number of ways. Multilateral technology initiatives called implementing agreements are a key aspect of this collaboration. Implementing agreements include IEA member and non-member countries, as well as industry, international organisations and non-governmental organisations. They pursue a broad range of research topics and are financially independent from the IEA Secretariat. They share costs and tasks and are mostly collaborations among actors of equal or nearly equal capacities. A few focus on scaling up capacities in less developed countries.
 
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